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AGM Aug. 11, 2018, 9:30 Camp Kawartha


The Annual General Meeting for the BPOA will be held on Aug. 11, 2018 at Camp Kawartha. Speakers of interest including Township representatives will be present and elections for Directors held. 

SOCIAL

Our social this year will be on Saturday July 28th at Jim and Wendy Coyle's, 162 Bryson Bay. Complimentary hamburgers and refreshments will be served as well as live music performed. Come out by road or boat to meet your neighbors,

Fraser Property/Burleigh Bay Developments

The OMB declined the developers application to construct 60 condominiums in the Fraser wetlands. For more information on this issue please refer to the Friends of the Fraser website.

Cell Towers

The BPOA was contacted by a number of our members wanting the BPOA to take a position on a Roger's communication tower to be erected on Campline Road adjacent to Camp Kawartha. The executive of the BPOA wrote a letter in opposition to this tower. Since our and other objections have been raised, Camp Kawartha has heard nothing more about this cell tower. Douro has been developing a policy for future cell towers.

BPOA Member Survey

The results of our 2017 survey of members undertaken regarding issues and priorities of members, identified water quality, road safety and noise as the three top issues.

Accomplishments in 2016-2017

In 2016-2017, the BPOA celebrated its 55th anniversary. The accomplishments of the last year include:
  • - our road sign and garden was maintained;
  • - road side litter clean-up was conducted;
  • - 4 newsletters were issued throughout the year;
  • - the Board met 6 times and minutes are posted on this website;
  • - we were active in the MPAC property assessments;
  • - we were able to get a radar speed sign erected on Birchview Road for a month to monitor speeding;
  • - our membership reached its targeted goal and we remained within our budget!

Objectives for 2018 are to:

  • -          Circulate quarterly newsletters and keep website up to date;
  • -          Continue to monitor water quality and conduct water testing;
  • -          Continue with road side clean-ups and informational emails to members;
  • -          Liaise with the Township of Douro Dummer including participation on their policing committee, the Kawartha Lakes Stewards Association (KLSA), the Voices of the TSW, the Federation of Ontario Cottager Associations (FOCA), and the Clear, Stoney and White Lakes Environment Council;
  • -          Monitor zoning and variance requests that affect our membership area;
  • -          Host an annual educational workshop on a topic of interest for members at the AGM; and
  • -          Act as a voice for our members on areas of concern.

Please check out the pictures in our photo gallery.  This website also contains information on our constitution, water testing and Lake Stewardship, past newsletters and minutes, and membership details. The BPOA  website is meant to be a communication tool, and along with our newsletters, facebook page, frequent email updates, road side signs, and member surveys, keeps our membership informed and lets our membership voice their opinions.We welcome any suggestions or content. You can contact us at: bpoa.manager@gmail.com.

Jim Coyle, BPOA President

The BPOA is a member of  the Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations (FOCA). The BPOA will be circulating FOCA newsletters regularly to all our members. See the benefits of FOCA: FOCA Benefits

The BPOA is also a member of the Environment Council for Clear Ston(e)y and White Lakes formerly know as the Lakeplan group. Please email us with any comments you might have. if you are interested in serving on the Board, please contact us.

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